In today's race from Carrieton 19/10/19, 361 VRPU birds from 32 lofts,1234 WPF birds competing from 57 lofts along with 231 Geelong birds from 24 lofts, for a total of 1826 birds competing from 113 lofts, were released at 7.45 am. Conditions at the race point were clear with some cloud cover and a light S/W breeze. Upon release the birds split into two groups, with the first leaving after 2 minutes and the second group of app. 100 birds leaving after 5 minutes. For their trip home the birds are expected to encounter West to S/Westerly winds 25-40 km/h all the way through to Melbourne. There is a possibility of a shower or two later this afternoon/evening. Don't forget production of clocks is from 7:00pm but by 8 :00pm tonight, or within two hours of clocking if clocking late. Good luck.